Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia records a total of 2,795 cases

Workers disinfect the ground around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP)

Saudi Arabia recorded a total of 2,795 coronavirus cases as of Tuesday, according to the health ministry.

The death toll is now 41 in the Kingdom. Meanwhile, 615 people have recovered.

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In an effort to slow the spread of the deadly virus, Saudi Arabia imposed a 24-hour curfew and lockdown on the cities of Riyadh, Tabuk, Dammam, Dhahran and Hofuf and throughout the governorates of Jeddah, Taif, Qatif and Khobar as of Monday night, the Saudi Press Agency reported citing a source from the interior ministry.

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Last week, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz ordered coronavirus treatment to be available for anyone in need of medical care, including people who have overstayed their visa in the Kingdom.

Last month, the Kingdom imposed several measures including the closure of malls and parks, banning restaurants and cafes from serving food and beverages on their premises, as well as suspending workplace attendance at most government agencies.

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